Fainting Couch Feminists

Writer and musician Mica Lemiski interviews women and non-binary artists about a range of topics (gender! politics! love! literature!) in a podcast best-suited to anyone who's ever been called "hysterical."

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Episode Fifty-Nine: Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me: Anna Mehler Paperny Talks Depression and Suicide

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Episode Fifty-Eight: Is Fast Fashion Consuming Us: Jael Richardson On Her 360-Day Shopping Detox

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Episode Fifty-Seven: Girls Who Gig: Rachel Jansen Talks Mushroom Picking, Freelance Life, and Peeing in the Woods

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Episdoe Fifty-Six: We're Addicted But We're Trying: Anne T. Donahue Talks Twitter, Alcohol, and Body Image

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Episode Fifty-Five: Twats, Tots, and Biological Clocks: Sara Graefe Talks Queer Conception and Motherhood

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Episode Fifty-Four: The Feminist Anthems You Need on Your Playlist This Summer

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Episode Fifty-Three: Sex, Desire, and Power Moves: Lisa Taddeo On the Sex Lives of Ordinary Women

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Episode Fifty-Two: Performative Vs. Productive Allyship: A Taylor Swift Deep-Dive

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Episode Fifty-One: What Makes A Social Change Movement Successful: Linda Hirshman Talks The Battle Against Social Harassment

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Episode Fifty: Everything You Need to Know About Abortion Rights in the US and Canada

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Episode Forty-Nine: I Smoked Weed And Saw THE VOID: The Menace of Anxiety + Drugs

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Episode Forty-Eight: Life After Sexual Assault feat. Jen Sookfong Lee and Stacey May Fowles

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Episode Forty-Seven: Shrill, PEN15, Fleabag, and the Feminist TV We're Loving feat. Jocelyn Tennant

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Episode Forty-Six: What It Means To Say "I Love You" To Friends

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Episode Forty-Five: Are We Unhappier Than Ever?: Cardy Raper Talks Science, Sex, and Political Unrest

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Episode Forty-Four: That Time I Chased A Boy Overseas: Prioritizing Romantic Love as a Feminist

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Episode Forty-Three: The Power of Women's Anger feat. Soraya Chemaly

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Episode Forty-Two: Our Identities Are Continuous: Alix Ohlin Discusses Building a Life As a Writer

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Episode Forty-One: How Can I Do This Story Justice?: Katie Douglas Talks Acting Traumatic Narratives

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Episode Forty: The Money is in the Hustle feat. Sharon Bala

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Episode Thirty-Nine: This One Looks Like A Boy: Lorimer Shenher Discusses His Gender Journey

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Episode Thirty-Eight: Does This Pain in My Head Mean I'm Dying?: Catastrophizing About Illness

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Episode Thirty-Seven: Advice From A Kombucha Mother: Jessica Johns Talks Reciprocal Living

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Episode Thirty-Six: How to Turn Your Passion Into A Career feat. Naomi Snieckus 

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Episode Thirty-Five: Please Don't Serenade Me Atop A Cliff: A Valentine's PSA

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Episode Thirty-Four: Advice We'd Give Our Teenaged Selves feat. Stacey Lambert

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Episode Thirty-Three: How Our Mothers Impact Our Sex Lives feat. Joyce McFadden

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Episode Thirty-Two: A Little Pop Culture, A Little Gay, A Little Spiritual feat. Estlin McPhee

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Episode Thirty-One: I Am Manifesting Some New Years Resolutions

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Episode Thirty: It's Christmas and I'm Overthinking Everything

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Episode Twenty-Nine: Life As A TV Writer: Sophie Buddle Tells Us How She Scored a Comedy Writing Job At 24

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Episode Twenty-Eight: My Brain Feels Weird: Rachel Jansen Talks OCD and Anxiety

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Episode Twenty-Seven: The Patriach Has Died (Literally) And I'm Sad

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Episode Twenty-Six: Gross Femininity: Molly Cross-Blanchard Talks Pussies, Farts, and Masturbation

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Episode Twenty-Five: How to Make a Living as a Writer in Your 20s

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Episode Twenty-Four: How To Have A Feminist Wedding feat. Mallory Tater

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Episode Twenty-Three: I'm Cute, But Also Political: Celina K. Discusses the Power of Pop Music

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Episode Twenty-Two: When Your Book Becomes a Movie feat. Eden Robinson

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Episode Twenty-One: We Oughta Know About Buffy Sainte-Marie: Andrea Warner Discusses A Musical Icon

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Episode Twenty: Should We Stop Calling Masculinity Toxic? Vivek Shraya Talks Men, Transness, and Self-Love

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Episode Nineteen: Body Hair is Sexy: Adèle Barclay Discusses Furry Women

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Episode Eighteen: Trump's America Vs. Real America: Laura Anne Harris Talks About Life as a Professional Eavesdropper

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Episode Seventeen: Neo Nazis, Women's Marches, and Serena Williams: Lutze Segu talks Intersectional Feminism

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Episode Sixteen: Peep Shows and Pornos: Alexandra Bischoff's Absurd, Intimate Performance Art

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Episode Fifteen: Fat Suits, Airbrushing, and the Shortcomings of #BodyPositive: A Convo with Megan Jones and Jocelyn Tennant

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Episode Fourteen: I'm All Worked-Up About Bikinis and Their Terrifying History

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Episode Thirteen: How to Get A Book Deal When You're 26 feat. Mallory Tater

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Episode Twelve: Dina Del Bucchia: Everything We Love and Hate About Rom Coms and Marriage

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Episode Eleven: Alea Rae Clark: The Power of Sadness, Androgyny, and Art Rock (June 2018)

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Episode Ten: Alba Sotorra: How an All-Female Battalion is Revolutionizing Syria (May 2018)

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Episode Nine: Mozhdah Jamalzadah: Risking Her Life for Feminism (April 2018)

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Episode Eight: She's Just So "Her": Live with Katie-Ellen Humphries! (March 2018)

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Episode Seven: It's Time to Un-White with Alicia Elliott (February 2018)

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Episode Six: Now What?: After #MeToo with Morgan Brayton (January 2018)

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Episode Five: Family Secrets featuring Gurjinder Basran (December 2017)

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Episode Four: Family Secrets featuring Carys Cragg (December 2017)

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Episode Three: Evany Rosen is a Funny Lady (November 2017)

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Episode Two: Love featuring Mandy Len Catron and Carrie Jenkins (October 2017)

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Episode One: Why We Write featuring Selina Boan and Mallory Tater (September 2017)

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About the Host

Mica Lemiski is an MFA student at UBC and contributor to Room ("Tiny Parts," Issue 39.2). Her thesis project is a combination of comedic personal essays and original music, which is being developed into a podcast series. She is the host of "Fainting Couch Feminists." She is originally from Vernon, B.C. but is currently based in Vancouver.

Follow Mica on Twitter @MicaLemiski

Credits

Hosting, editing, and all music by Mica Lemiski 
Produced by Room magazine and Mica Lemiski

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